November marks 353 Fitness Center’s nine year anniversary! Join us for a month of fun and fitness festivities as we celebrate another year. Thank you to all of our valuable members, we would not be here without the support of YOU!

Month long festivities include*:

  • Free Enrollment November 1 – 30! ($100 value)
  • Member Appreciation Day: Wednesday November 7 from 11 AM – 1 PM. Stop by the club to receive a healthy treat from Cafe 353 and delicious healthy holiday recipes to take home.
  • Bring a Coworker Week: Monday November 19 – Wednesday November 21. Bring a guest to 353 for free and share your FFC experience, classes included.
  • Turkey Trot 5k: Wednesday November 28 at 5:15 PM. All 353 tenants welcome. Non-members will receive a guest pass to 353 Fitness Center! RSVP required, email hmoore@ffc.com.
  • Other activities and celebrations throughout the month!

*please note these events/offers are valid exclusively for 353 N Clark building tenants. For questions, email Heather at hmoore@ffc.com.

Become a member during the month of November and join with a $0 enrollment fee ($100 value). Membership options include 353 Fitness Center membership, multi-club membership (353 Fitness Center and all 10 owned Fitness Formula Clubs!), or a Premier membership (multi-club benefits plus laundry service, guest passes, personal training and more!).

All memberships include a personal locker at 353, two complimentary personal training sessions to help you get started on a successful and attainable fitness routine, a complimentary nutrition consultation with our registered dietitian, and access to all group fitness classes.

Are you a 353 N Clark tenant but not yet a 353 Fitness Center member? Print out this page or show on your phone for a free 3-day guest pass* to experience our club! (*valid through November 30, 2018, one pass per tenant). For questions or more information, email Heather at hmoore@ffc.com!

Trick-or-Treat! How many tricks can you complete for a treat? For every check-in during October, you will receive a “trick” – an exercise to be completed. (Pumpkin exercises are included)! The person who has completed the most tricks at the end of each week will receive a treat!

Working out on Halloween? Receive a surprise treat on 10/31! Questions? Email Heather at hmoore@ffc.com!

Improve your flexibility and core strength while lengthening and strengthening your body with Modern Mat! Modern Mat infuses the basic elements of Pilates with light weights, tubing and rings for a contemporary approach for all levels. Join Arthur every Tuesday at 5:15 – 6 PM for 353’s latest group fitness addition! Email ariepenhoff@ffc.com with questions.

Join us on Halloween for a festive 3-mile run along the riverfront. The lunchtime run will take place at 12:15 PM; there will also be an evening run at 5::15 PM. Pick your pumpkin! Questions? Email Heather at hmoore@ffc.com.

Work off those holiday treats with a number of Halloween-themed classes. Questions? Contact Heather at hmoore@ffc.com!

  • Spooky Spin Monday 10/29 5:15-6 PM
  • Freaky FitSport Tuesday 10/30 12:05-12:50 PM
  • Halloween HIIT Wednesday 10/31 11:15 AM – 12 PM

It’s October, and that means it’s time for a new Workout of the Month! FFC Park Ridge personal trainer Tony Mastrolonardo has designed a well-rounded routine for you to try featuring the goblet split squat with a kettlebell. Check out the full workout here: https://ffc.com/monthlyworkout/

Movement Highlight: Goblet Split Squat with a kettlebell

Pilates Exercise of the Month: Double Leg Stretch

Nutrition Tip of the Month: It’s important to fuel with easy-to-digest carbs during any high-intensity workout longer than 60 minutes. Try real foods like dried or pureed fruit, jam and honey sandwich pieces or coconut water.

Smoothie of the Month: Pumpkin Pie

Group Exercise Class of the Month: Yoga for Athletes

Bring your coworkers to the club to and share your FFC experience!

Members are encouraged to bring as many coworkers as they wish during September – valid for classes too!

Email Heather at hmoore@ffc.com for more information & details.

*guest co-workers must be tenants of 353 N Clark & each may only visit one time

Sign up for the September MEP Challenge, from September 4 – 28. Hit the milestones for raffle tickets to win prizes! Email Heather at hmoore@ffc.com for more information or to sign up – or stop by the fitness desk.

1300 MEPS = 1 raffle ticket
2000 MEPS = 2 more raffle tickets
3000 MEPS = 3 more raffle tickets
4000 MEPS = 4 more raffle tickets

  • First Prize: Free Nutrition Consultation
  • Second Prize: Veggie Grill Gift Card
  • Third Prize: Water Bottle

Take your workout to the next level with MYZONE in FFC’s newest class! Join us Mondays from 11:15 AM – 12 PM and experience a workout that will get you better results in less time – all through data.

This heart rate driven format will guide you through specific zones to achieve optimal results. Two minutes in the yellow/red zone (80%-90% +) will push you to increased athletic performance by working anaerobically, then quickly transition into a one minute less intense workload by lowering your heart rate to a zone of blue/green (60%-70%). Watch the MYZONE screen relay your efforts in real time and experience life on THE EDGE!

You will need a MYZONE belt to participate – don’t have a belt? You can try out our tester or purchase one for $99.95 plus tax – email ariepenhoff@ffc.com for more information and any questions!